Called and Keeping Place: Two Very Short Book Reviews

This month I simultaneously listened to Jen Pollock Michel's Keeping Place: Reflections on the Meaning of Home and paged through Ryan Pemberton's Called: My Journey to C.S. Lewis's House and Back Again. It was a fascinating combo platter. Both Michel and Pemberton found themselves far from their places of origin and longing for home. Both explore…

Sojourner

Imagine you slept last night with the window cracked, and this morning as the sky grew light, you heard a persistent bird on a tree branch outside. It must have been a new bird in the neighborhood, because it was a tune you hadn’t heard, one haunting melody whistled again and again. Imagine you got…

Homesick, Part 1

Well, I've written a book, y'all!  Over the next few weeks I am going to post a few excerpts, so stay tuned.  Comment like crazy, the more the merrier!  Here goes... I have felt it since I was a child. I do not belong here. I am an alien, a sojourner. This place is foreign…